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Eating disorder week sparks big campaign
PEOPLE are being urged to help improve services for those with eating disorders in Dorset.
The plea comes amid national eating disorder’s awareness week this week from February 11-18.
The Dorset Mental Health Forum (DMHF) is aiming to update people on the progress they have made towards improving eating disorder services in Dorset.
A spokesman from DMHF said: “The forum wanted you to know that the wheels of change are slowly turning in the background and to thank all of those who took the time to give us their feedback and views.
“They really do count and continue to make a difference.”
The forum has stressed that eating disorders affect everyone, young and old, male and female.
According to figures by eating disorder charity Beat, more than 1.6 million people nationwide are affected by eating disorders.
Peer specialist Esther Osborne said: “Eating disorders are a serious affliction and affect everyone young, old, male or female.
“We at the forum are excited to be working together with our partners to provide a more wider ranging service for those in Dorset.”
To get in touch with the team at DMHF, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For help and support with eating disorders call Beat on 0845 634 1414 or for younger people a Youthline on 0845 634 7650.
For more information for men with eating disorders visit mengetedstoo.co.uk or Hungry for Change at hungryforchangeofficial.org